Kelly Boe Memorial Bike Ride
Please join Walk/Bike Council of Addison County, Middlebury Safe Routes and Kathy Boe on Tuesday May 17 for a slow-paced bike ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roads, including Kelly Boe in 2015 for which the ride was started and named. Raise awareness that we all share the road and responsibility for keeping it safe. Assemble at the Middlebury Union High School entrance between 3:30 and 4 pm to check in and sign the participant waiver. Copies of this will be on hand. Please wear a helmet. The route will go through Middlebury and Weybridge via Weybridge St and Hamilton Rd, escorted by police and return to MUHS by about 5 pm. Cyclists should not cross the center median. The ride will proceed if there is gentle rain, but cancelled if it’s heavy rain, thunder or lightning.
Donations can be made at registration. Checks can be made out to “Kelly Boe Scholarship Fund.”
Thanks to those volunteering to help with the ride including MUHS, Middlebury Police Department, MREMS, Addison County Sheriff, VT State Police, Frog Hollow Bikes staff, other cyclist escorts and especially Kathy Boe.
Middlebury Safe Routes hosts “Walk and Roll to School Day” first Wednesday of month, monitors traffic patterns and student travel behavior, plans activities to teach bike skills and rules of the road, and recommends improvements to roads, parking lots, drop offs, sidewalks, crosswalks, traffic lights, signage, bus routes, bike routes, bike racks, and more. Join the middbikeped email list by going to sites.google.com/site/ middbikeped.
Walk/Bike Council of Addison County is a county-wide, citizen-led advisory group that meets every 6-8 weeks in Middlebury. The Council seeks to build momentum and capacity for safer walking and biking to our towns and villages. Council members work with state and regional agencies, municipal staff, schools and other interested community partners. Anyone interested should visit www.walkbikeaddison.org.